J.D. Salbego is a recognized global executive consultant, advisor, & international speaker with deep expertise in guiding blockchain & cryptocurrency startups through fundraising, launch, and post ICO/STO. He’s spearheaded projects for some of the biggest global brands, spanning across America, Europe, & Asia. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, etc., and also has appeared on the Acuvue “One Day” Celebrity Contest Campaign as an entertainment business mentor aired on National US TV during Fox’s Teen Choice Awards to a 3M audience. He currently serves as CEO of the blockchain consulting firm Legion Ventures and advises a number of companies including Forbes #1 Japanese blockchain startup Patron, with their record-breaking $40M ICO, Google’s Startup Grind, a global platform that hosts a growing community of 3,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 400 cities and 120 countries, and many more. Along with advising companies, he works with governments utilizing blockchain infrastructure to fuel economic growth, and organizes Tech and Blockchain Conferences globally. Most recently he co-organized the largest Blockchain Conference in Japan’s History (JBC2018), in partnership with the government - nationally televised with 15,000 attendees. Earlier in his career J.D.’s business interests focused on entertainment & digital strategy, branded activation, & A-List celebrity content. Along with working with some of the biggest global celebrities, he negotiated strategic partnerships with Fortune 100/500 media companies like NBC, YouTube, Shazam, WMG, FOX, UMG, Disney, Sony, etc. J.D. has also executive produced media shows & original content broadcast live to audiences of up to 10M. In addition to his experience, J.D. has studied digital business strategy & innovation under renowned Columbia Business School professor David Rogers.